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Thursday, March 14, 2013
Cameras in High Crime Areas
Governments have installed a lot of security cameras to catch criminals. I say the cameras are mostly in the wrong places. Sure, they may catch the occasional mugger or someone running a red traffic light. This is small potatoes. The worse criminals do their dastardly deeds completely hidden from public scrutiny.
I humbly submit some security camera locations that might catch some real criminals in the act.
Let's start with those too big to fail banks. Perhaps we need hidden cameras in their board rooms so we can see who's responsible for stealing billions of dollars. Crimes have been committed but no one has gone to jail. In fact, all corporations should be under surveillance. Our efforts have been wasted on petty street crime when these guys steal billions, put pubic health in danger, pollute the planet, and regularly break anti-trust laws.
Which brings me to the next class of over looked locations. Put cameras in all those agencies charged with regulating industries. Obviously they aren't doing what they are supposed to be doing. Isn't it suspicious when the same people are supposed to police companies get cushy jobs in those very same companies? How about all the former company people who get jobs in regulatory agencies? Shouldn't these watchdogs be watched?
Cameras should be placed in likely meeting places where huge criminal deeds take place. Where do politicians and lobbyists meet anyway?
Let's not forget the police, from the local cops to the Feds. If they are not doing anything wrong, they've got nothing to hide, right? How hard can it be to install public access web cams?
Surveillance is a powerful tool. Isn't it about time it's used where it'll do some real good?
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-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.